Journal article

Better support for children with additional health and developmental needs in school settings: Perspectives of education experts

William Garvey, Meredith O'Connor, Jon Quach, Sharon Goldfeld

Child: Care, Health and Development | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: Many children start school with additional health and developmental needs (AHDN), yet how best to support these children for optimal outcomes in the school setting is a complex challenge. This study aims to determine the views of education experts on what differentiates the most effective primary schools. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with nine senior leaders across the education system responsible for managing or improving practice across a range of schools or school regions in Victoria. Using a positive deviance approach, which investigates strategies already implemented in organizations achieving desired outcomes, the semi-structured interviews aimed to elicit instan..

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